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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Voldemārs Arnis
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Medical Services
Language:Latvian
Branch of science:Sports Science; Theory and History of Sports

Objective

To learn how to use various physical exercises to increase physical fitness, strengthen health and prevent various diseases.

Prerequisites

Anatomy, physiology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

As a result of the course acquisition the student will know and be able to:
• name and describe exercises for health promotion and disease prevention;
• name the main functions of health sports and competitive sports;
• list and classify the types of classes used in health sports;
• define the concepts of health, healthy lifestyle, sport, health sport;
• identify the main factors on which human health depends;
• justify the role of physical activity in strengthening health;
• describe workout load, symptoms of fatigue after different levels of exercise, stages of overload, causes of overload and aggravation;
• formulate the causes of obesity and its adverse effects on the human body, the importance of exercise and the use of exercise to prevent obesity;
• outline the use of physical exercise in the prevention of various diseases;
• select exercises appropriate for each client;
• explain the importance of different exercises in achieving client goals;
• characterize the physical activity of children, adolescents and young people;
• outline the specifics of physical activity for seniors;
• tell sportsmen about the physical activity and health conditions in which sports activities are prohibited;
• to interpret the basic principles of health-promoting training, their application in health sports classes.

Skills

As a result of the study course acquisition students will be able to:
• use aerobic, strength and muscle stretching exercises for health promotion and disease prevention;
• choose and recommend the most appropriate exercises, the amount and intensity of the exercise, the different types of exercise;
• design a simple health sports training programme for people of all ages, depending on their state of health, fitness and goals, using the basic principles of health sports training.

Competence

During the study programme acquisition students will develop competences and will be able to:
• develop recommendations for physical activity and a lesson plan for clients of different ages, depending on their state of health, fitness and goals, using the basic principles of health sports training;
• educate and persuade clients about the need for physical exercise and its role in today's society.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Elective courses, C-kursi 2Free choice
Medicine, MF2Master’sLimited choiceVoldemārs Arnis, Indra Vīnberga, Anita Gauruča, Daina Lazdeniece-Auniņa
Planning period:Year 2021, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Elective courses, C-kursi 1Free choice
Pharmacy, FF3Master’sLimited choice